A Nigerian identified as Dauda Onoruoiza has been identified among the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 crash in Iran on Wednesday.
As earlier reported, no fewer than 176 passengers and crew members fates unknown as a Boeing 737 plane carrying them reportedly crashed few minutes after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, the capital of Iran.
The report says that Onoruoiza was working with Boeing on three months training in Ukraine and was attached to the Boeing 737-800 to fly with and study the mechanical noise and report back to the company when the crash happened.
Some days after the tragic incident, Iran has apologised its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board.
The nationality of passengers and crew aboard the plane were given as 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukranians, 10 people from Sweden, four from Afghanistan and three from the United Kingdom and Germany respectively.
Onoruoiza may have possessed the passport of one of the countries listed above.
As at the time of filling this report, no official acknowledgement has been made by Boeing on this.